Posts By: Jessica Crawford

America Forward Launches Advocacy Institute for Social Entrepreneurs and Innovators

First-of-its-kind effort aims to strengthen the voice of community-based problem solvers in local, state, and federal policy December 13, 2019 (Washington, D.C.): America Forward has announced the launch of its new Advocacy Institute to empower social entrepreneurs, social innovation organizations, and their constituents to more effectively engage in critical policy debates at the local, state, and federal level.  The launch

America Forward Statement: Encouraging Action by the House Education and Labor Committee on the College Affordability Act

This morning, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor, by a vote of 28-22, passed H.R. 4674, the College Affordability Act to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. Below is America Forward's statement on this step of the reauthorization process: “America Forward is encouraged by the work of the House Committee on Education and Labor to advance the

Historic Day for Evidence-Based Policymaking

In the midst of the political rancor and partisan bickering surrounding how to fund our federal government, key Congressional staffers and advocates were working to ensure that important evidence-based programs and policies made it into whatever bill emerged from this most recent budget and funding debate. Though it all seemed to happen so quickly, with introducing, amending, and voting taking